Don was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. A man who told you the truth for your own good. A dependable worker, he was also strong in his beliefs and ways. Don was always there for his family and friends. Though a soft-spoken person, he possessed a witty, mischievous sense of humor and had a crafty way of getting his point across. He enjoyed seeing the country, especially when he headed west. He also loved the big family gatherings. Don will be remembered and deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Born June 17, 1936 in Sayre, Don was a son of the late Burr and Lillian (Gates) Spencer. He attended SRU High School before going into the U.S. Air Force. He was proud of his service in Korea. A member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 106, Don could operate any piece of equipment on a work site. He then became a Union Master Mechanic. On October 15, 1977, he married the former Kay Erle in East Smithfield. Over the years, Don drove for numerous trucking companies, later he became an owner/operator.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother William, a brother Glenn in Vietnam, three brothers-in-law; John, Glenn and Ken. Also, his father-in-law and mother-in-law; Willis and Grace.
A time of fellowship for family and friends will be held at Towanda’s VFW Post from 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Don’s name to the Towanda VFW Post 1568, 742 Bridge St. Towanda, PA 18848. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com